I went a wee bit baking-mad this weekend and, among other things, made these delicious queijadas de laranja, which I had been craving for a while. Queijadas are a Portuguese treat that can have different flavours. These are orange. I saw someone online describe queijadas as cheesecakes but I don’t think that’s quite right. They’re sort of halfway between a cheesecake and a muffin – cakey but really moist inside. Read: delicious!
Anyway, thought I’d leave the recipe I used here because they are so easy to make everyone should give it a go! Awesome with a hot cup of coffee!
Queijadas de laranja
- 1/2L milk
- 175g flour (self-raising)
- 40g butter (softened)
- 300g sugar
- 4 eggs
- juice and rind of 1 orange
- optional: icing sugar and/or cinnamon
Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC. Heat up the milk in a saucepan and, once it starts to boil, add the butter.
Separately, mix flour and sugar and then add the eggs. Mix it all, then add the orange juice and rind and slowly add the milk, always beating well.
Pour the mixture into a muffin tray and cook it in the oven for 25 minutes.
You can choose to dust some icing sugar or cinnamon on top, once they’ve cooled down.
NB: these measurements were enough to make 23 queijadas so, all in all, a very inexpensive little treat!
May 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm
these look delicious! i want to try them one of these days 🙂
a couple of questions: did you grate the orange rind and include it in the batter, or is it one of those portuguese things (like leite creme) where you put the whole rind in for flavour and then take it out?
and did you grease the muffin tray before putting the batter in?
just to make sure, so that everything goes right 🙂
May 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm
I grated the rind and added it to the batter (nope, no taking it out afterwards like with leite creme or arroz doce). I did grease the muffin tray before pouring the batter but I’m not entirely sure that’s necessary. It did mean that they came out super easily though!
You should make them, they’re delicious. I love easy recipes that only require the usual stuff you always have in your pantry! 🙂
May 26, 2011 at 8:34 pm
great! i shall try this and report back 😀
May 27, 2011 at 11:33 am
I think I need to try these this weekend!!
May 27, 2011 at 11:37 am
Awesome! Let me know what you think 🙂
June 9, 2011 at 5:28 pm
May 31, 2011 at 1:08 am
As soon as i can eat sugar, i will SO bake these! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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November 10, 2022 at 5:51 am
I made them today, they look very nice and they are delicious.thank you.
January 7, 2023 at 11:27 am
Hi there, I tried these yesterday and they tasted great but they did rise and end up looking more like a cupcake or a muffin which is different to the image on this page. Should I try something different?